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Are police being targeted?
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A spate of police shootings has left officers across America worried they are being deliberately targeted. Fears of more attacks grew after eleven police officers were shot in five states in just 24 hours. Two of them died, bringing the total to 14 officers killed in the line of duty this month. More
Analysis: Airport bomb targets Russia's pitch to investors
A suicide bombing in the arrivals hall of Moscow's main airport suggests Islamist militants have a new target — the Kremlin's bid to attract foreign investors. Monday's attack ripped through crowds at Domodedovo, the country's busiest airport, just two days before President Dmitry Medvedev pitches Russia to the world's business elite at Davos. More
Detroit City Council expected to OK casino site for new public safety headquarters
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The Detroit City Council is expected to reverse course and approve a $65-million plan to convert the MGM Grand Detroit's former temporary casino site into a new public safety headquarters. And, after four police officers were shot in a precinct building Sunday, the mayor's office said the new headquarters will include stronger security measures. More
Border Patrol agent fired for views on drug legalization files lawsuit
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In September of 2009, border patrol agent Bryan Gonzalez was fired for expressing his views on drug legalization to a fellow agent. Now, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico has joined Gonzalez in filing a lawsuit on First Amendment grounds seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. More
San Jose City Council in California OKs pension plan
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The San Jose City Council in California decided that the Social Security program serving nearly all Americans isn't good enough for city workers to retire on, despite soaring pension costs that have driven the city's 10th straight budget shortfall to a staggering $110 million. More
Police departments differ on how much security their precincts have
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Some officers across metro Detroit still will sit unprotected by safety glass or locked doors, police departments say, despite a gunman shooting four officers in a Detroit police station lobby recently. At the Birmingham Police Department, anyone can walk into the station from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays — and right into the reception area outside Chief Donald Studt's office. More